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Old Feb 01, 2013, 07:27 PM
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And the johnny reb civil war cannon.

REMCO JOHNNY REB TOY CANNON COMMERCIAL 1960s (1 min 16 sec)
Old Feb 01, 2013, 08:58 PM
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I wanted an Okinawa Rifle, but my Mom bought me a Johnny Seven for Christmas, instead (not very Christian, eh?). Clumbsy monster, but we used anything we could get when playing Army.

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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:02 PM
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Ahhh, Cap Bombs!
Those were awesome!!
Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:09 PM
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I wanted an Okinawa Rifle, but my Mom bought me a Johnny Seven for Christmas, instead (not very Christian, eh?). Clumbsy monster, but we used anything we could get when playing Army.

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Very cool. Here is a pic of the okinawa rifle
Old Feb 01, 2013, 10:17 PM
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One of my favorites, the Remco Bulldog tank. Man, was it cool.

05 The Toy Room - "Bulldog Tank" (5 min 35 sec)


Sorry, not a vintage commercial but that tank is sweet!
Old Feb 01, 2013, 10:26 PM
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OH man... I wish I still had this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7p_-RKneJ8
Old Feb 02, 2013, 05:14 AM
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OH man... I wish I still had this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7p_-RKneJ8
Way to late for me, I'm afraid...
Old Feb 02, 2013, 05:22 AM
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The Johnny Seven..
Aaaaaaaah, the Johnny Seven was certainly the most desirable of all toy guns

Happy days

There's a big bag of toy guns and army stuff in front of me here as I type, as part of a decluttering exercise. No longer wanted, or needed. Dunno if the charity shop takes stuff like that now
Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:16 AM
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I was born in 1953. The kids I grew up with, in the more rural part of NJ, all played Army. We'd run through the woods, ambushing each other, having great fun.

A trip to the toy store was a trip to the armory. Thompsons, Lugers, Colt .45's, grenades, machine guns, etc. About the only thing I don't recall seeing was a supply of mortars! I was particularly proud of the neat Springfield I had, that would eject an empty 'cartridge' when the bolt was worked.

Then, in the early 60's, came the Peacenik surge. Suddenly, the only toy guns in the store were replica flintlocks and miniature M-16's---the latter often in silly girly colors. We still played Army, but as our toys broke, we had to improvise. I got to be the local expert in gluing plastic guns back together (I was also the most active plastic modeler in the neighborhood).

Funny thing is, all the kids I knew grew up to be normal, responsible adults. Several of them (including me) spent time in the US military (I was a career USAF enlisted, then officer).

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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Aaaaaaaah, the Johnny Seven was certainly the most desirable of all toy guns

Happy days

There's a big bag of toy guns and army stuff in front of me here as I type, as part of a decluttering exercise. No longer wanted, or needed. Dunno if the charity shop takes stuff like that now
As paranoid as your nation is about guns and such ,you might be inviting unwanted scrutiny if someone at the charity store reported you as a "gun nut"
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Cap Bombs were the bomb.

They once inspired me to grab some .22 ammo and start throwing them up high in the school yard to see if I could cause a random firing, never could. I learned quite a bit about basic probability and physics.
for some real fun,throw a handful of em in a campfire ...
Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:36 AM
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Cap grenades

Take a cap grenade, stuff as many caps as you can in under the mushroom-shaped head, then go between two large, brick apartment buildings.

Throw the grenade as hard as you can against the sidewalk, then run like heck. From a distance, watch how many windows suddenly pop open!

Gotta admit I hated that Johnny Seven gun. It was too big and clumsy for serious playing. I wound up pulling out the pistol and just using that.

CD
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As paranoid as your nation is about guns and such ,you might be inviting unwanted scrutiny if someone at the charity store reported you as a "gun nut"
Exactly wrong, daddiozz!

I know of no-one who gets their knickers in a twist about toys guns.

The main thing we, as a population, want is that total arses don't go running around with real guns - like what is so often demonstrated over there, with horrendous effect!
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for some real fun,throw a handful of em in a campfire ...
Good grief, No... they were too expensive to do that!

(We often had to compromise by using two big bolts and screwing them into either side of a big nut, with the caps in-between! Where there's a will, there's a way.. )
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Good grief, No... they were too expensive to do that!

(We often had to compromise by using two big bolts and screwing them into either side of a big nut, with the caps in-between! Where there's a will, there's a way.. )
was refering to a handful of .22 rounds .. but I can see where you mighta misunderstood...


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